Gov. John Hickenlooper joined students and teachers on the Auraria campus Wednesday to sign the name change into law.
Metro State students say this change is important to them, and it's also important to the alumni.
"Past students are going to have that pride in us and how far we've come as an institution and as far as future students go, I can only see us growing as an institution even larger because now we have that title, we have university in our name and it's something we can be proud of," Jon Hormachea, a student, said.
While Hickenlooper was on campus, he also signed a bill into law that will allow students who start at two-year institutions to be awarded associate's degrees based on additional credits completed after they have transferred to four-year institutions.
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